Jamila Hinton, LMSW
As a Relationship Abuse Prevention Program Coordinator, Jamila delivers education on intimate partner violence and healthy relationships. She also provides counseling, and directly supports the development of peer leaders. She is based at August Martin High School.
Jamila is an advocate for healthy relationships and youth empowerment. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from SUNY Plattsburgh and her Master of Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work. Throughout these educational experiences, Jamila was afforded the opportunity to advocate for survivors of intimate partner violence, educate peers and professionals on topics that included sexual assault/coercion and consent, domestic violence, bystander intervention, and gender norms, serve as a mentor to young people of varying ages, and provide violence intervention group counseling and individualized counseling for youth affected by foster case.
Jamila strongly believes in the efficacy of young people to create and maintain their own safety. As a result she is happy to be working with Day One whose goal is to promote the voices of young people to speak freely about their experiences and to provide them with the tools, resources and knowledge to make informed choices about their safety in relationships.